John Ames Mitchell


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(1845–1918), New York novelist, editor, and artist whose writings and drawings were frequently contributed to the magazine Life, which he founded in 1883 and guided until his death. His best-known novels were Amos Judd (1895) and The Pines of Lory (1901). The former concerns a young Indian rajah who is taken to Connecticut to save his life during a civil war, and, though reared as the New Englander Judd, shows the contrast between the shrewd, unimaginative Yankee type and the mystical Hindu character.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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